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Foundation Board of Trustees visits Newtown Textile Museum

Foundation Board of Trustees visits Newtown Textile Museum

 

Community Foundation in Wales’ board of trustees, along with several staff members, paid a visit to one of its beneficiary groups, Newtown Textile Museum, earlier this week.

 

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Gwent High Sheriff' Community Fund awards grants to 21 community groups

Gwent High Sheriff' Community Fund awards grants to 21 community groups

 

Community groups from across Gwent gathered in Caerphilly on Saturday morning (24th March) to bid for a share of a grants pot worth £75,000 from the Gwent High Sheriffs’ Community Fund.READ MORE

Three-day music festival brings people from Celtic nations to Bridgend

Three-day music festival brings people from Celtic nations to Bridgend

 

Cwlwm Celtaidd is an annual three-day festival, held in Bridgend, which brings people together from all over Wales and beyond to celebrate the traditional music, song and dance of Celtic countries.

Popular folk artists from Ce [...]

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Creative sessions bring disabled artists together

Creative sessions bring disabled artists together

 

Celf-Able is a group which brings individuals with disabilities and disability artists together to share and learn from each other. With an emphasis on peer support, Celf-Able is currently focused on delivering community projects in Powys but they are working to e [...]

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Celebrating Black History Month: Young, Black & Gifted

Celebrating Black History Month: Young, Black & Gifted

 

Black History Month is an important and exciting time of the year for the Llanelli Multicultural Network. This significant event is celebrated by the group annually with hundreds of people coming together as a community to learn about, and celebrate, the history a [...]

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Volunteers come together to run a community shop which is integral to village life

Volunteers come together to run a community shop which is integral to village life

 

In 2009 the shop at Llithfaen, a small village on the Llŷn Peninsula in Gwynedd, closed and the postal service removed their service from the village. Members of the community came together to run the store voluntarily with as little as £500 to buy stoc [...]

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Free play provision reaches new communities in Swansea after receiving grant

Free play provision reaches new communities in Swansea after receiving grant

 

Morriston Playscheme works at the heart of its community to provide free play sessions to children between the ages of 0-12 years. This vital service in the city of Swansea offers children a safe place to play and provides parents and families time for some respit [...]

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Environmental group lifts community spirit

Environmental group lifts community spirit

 

Rhuddlan Environment Group is made up of volunteers who come together to connect the community and encourage good will. The group promotes conservation, preservation, protection and improvement of the environment. They organise recreation events and activities for [...]

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Befriending hub reduces isolation and loneliness in older people

Befriending hub reduces isolation and loneliness in older people

 

Croesyceiliog Friends for Life Befriending Hub was created to encourage and promote community participation for the benefit of people aged 50 plus living in Croesyceiliog and the surrounding area. The group’s aim is to reduce social isolation, as well as to improve its member [...]

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Community Foundation in Wales brings festive cheer to Pentrebane

Community Foundation in Wales brings festive cheer to Pentrebane

 

A community group in one of the capital’s most deprived areas will be able to enjoy a Christmas party; thanks to a bonus don [...]

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ONE BILLION POUNDS

ONE BILLION POUNDS

 

Thanks a billion! Community Foundations celebrate giving £1 BILLION to local charities

 

Local charities make up the lifeblood of our communities. They make a daily difference to millions of pe [...]

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North Wales Superkids

North Wales Superkids

North Wales Superkids’ works to improve the lives of children and young people in North Wales who are socially or economically disadvantaged, whether through financial hardship, domestic violence, health, substance misuse or other socioeconomic factors that exclude them from society. In 2 [...]

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Gwent Community Groups share £75k from the High Sheriffs’ Fund

Gwent Community Groups share £75k from the High Sheriffs’ Fund

 Community groups from across Gwent gathered at Newport Civic Centre on Saturday morning (18th March) to share in almost £75,000 from the Gwent High Sheri [...]

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Horse-logging and its role today; British Horse Loggers Charitable Trust, Gwynedd

Horse-logging and its role today; British Horse Loggers Charitable Trust, Gwynedd

 

Horse logging is an efficient and flexible approach to timber extraction from woodlands and forests, incorporating both modern and traditional equipment. The use of horses can minimise damage to existing crops and woodland floor, and allows for work in small areas unreachable by [...]

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Fun and learning outside of school; Llwyn yr Eos Out of School Club, Ceredigion

Fun and learning outside of school; Llwyn yr Eos Out of School Club, Ceredigion

 

Following the end for many of the school summer holiday and the return of children across Wales to education, the Foundation this week highlighs the work of after school clubs that we have funded, and the valuable support that the clubs provide.

 

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Activities for and by the community - Cwmni Cymunedol Cletwr, Ceredigion

Activities for and by the community -  Cwmni Cymunedol Cletwr, Ceredigion

 

Siop Cynfelyn is a dynamic community enterprise serving the people of Llangynfelyn in north Ceredigion, and the wider area. Following the closure of local business’ in the area in 2010, a group of volunteers got together to set about re-opening the businesses as a community [...]

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Summer of activities and fun - Senghenydd Youth Drop In Centre, Caerphilly

Summer of activities and fun - Senghenydd Youth Drop In Centre, Caerphilly

 

Senghenydd Youth Drop In Centre (SYDIC) is a multi-activity, engagement and participation project for young people between the ages of 11 and 25 that engages with young people on their terms and allows them to access qua [...]

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Art and theatre through community - 'A Fall into Grace' by Addo Creative

 

Addo Creative is a not-for-profit visual arts organisation which initiates, develops and manages contemporary arts projects f [...]

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Education funding for groups through the Foundation

Education funding for groups through the Foundation

 

The Community Foundation in Wales awards numerous groups grants through our education funds, to encourage learning, communication and development of skills. Last week, we highlighted examples of the impact of grants made to students, who benefited both financially and persona [...]

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Education and training funding through the Foundation

Education and training funding through the Foundation

 

With graduation celebrations taking place across Wales, and GCSE, AS and A Level results pending in August, it is the perfect time to highlight some of the education funds available through the Community Foundation in Wales. 

 

Available to suppo [...]

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Celebrating National Parks Week; 25th to the 31st of July

Celebrating National Parks Week; 25th to the 31st of July

 

National Parks Week, which began on Monday 25th and ends on Sunday 31st of July acknowledges the establishment of the first ‘National Park’ in 1951. The initiative of desig [...]

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Celebrating National Marine Week; 23rd of July - 3rd of August

Celebrating National Marine Week; 23rd of July - 3rd of August

 

 In celebration of National Marine Week, commencing on the 23rd of July, we have highlighted two marine-themed applicants who have been funded through the Community Foundation in Wales.READ MORE

Community, competition and tradition: Trallong Eisteddfod, Powys

Community, competition and tradition: Trallong Eisteddfod, Powys

 

Trallong is a village in Powys, on the north bank of the River Usk. Trallong Eisteddfod, based in the namesake village, organises an annual eisteddfod to give children and adults the opportunity to sing, recite or play an instrument in front of an audience in [...]

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Providing fun for a part of Wales - Ffrindiau Llangoed

Providing fun for a part of Wales - Ffrindiau Llangoed

 

Llangoed is a small village at the most easterly point of Anglesey with very few facilities addressing the needs of children and young people. Ffrindiau Llangoed is a community-based project focu [...]

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West Wales Action for Mental Health (WWAMH)

West Wales Action for Mental Health (WWAMH)


West Wales Action for Mental Health (WWAMH)  is a mental health development organisation, providing a range of services to voluntary groups, care [...]

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A great power for change; Pedal Power - Cardiff

 A great power for change; Pedal Power - Cardiff

 

Pedal Power, as its name suggests uses cycling to bring people together to learn, enjoy and socialise in the outdoors.  Through increasing mobility, fitness and an appreciation of outdoor activity, the social impact for ser [...]

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Squirrels Nest - committed to providing a place for men to socialise and discuss problems and issues in an open, understanding environment.

Squirrels Nest - committed to providing a place for men to socialise and discuss problems and issues in an open, understanding environment.

 

The Squirrels Nest, based in Bridgend, was the first ‘Men’s Shed’ in Wales, committed to providing a place for men to socialise and discuss problems and issues in an open, understanding envir [...]

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Inspiring Welsh voices across the Atlantic: Cymdeithas Cymru-Ariannin - Patagonia, Argentina

Inspiring Welsh voices across the Atlantic: Cymdeithas Cymru-Ariannin - Patagonia, Argentina

We’re thrilled to reveal the five treasure organisations that will be receiving funding through our first ever Global Giving Circle.

These five treasures show the fantastic range of Welsh culture and heritage being celebrated across the world.

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Welsh children in London share folk stories with their world! Ysgol Gymraeg Llundain – London, England

Welsh children in London share folk stories with their world! Ysgol Gymraeg Llundain – London, England

We’re thrilled to reveal the five treasure organisations that will be receiving funding through our first ever Global Giving Circle. These five treasures show the fantastic range of Welsh culture and heritage being celebrated across the world.

 

Ysgol Gymraeg [...]

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Reawakening the South Wales industrial environment: Pontypridd Canal Conservation Group – Pontypridd, South Wales

Reawakening the South Wales industrial environment: Pontypridd Canal Conservation Group – Pontypridd, South Wales

We’re thrilled to reveal the five treasure organisations that will be receiving funding through our first ever Global Giving Circle. These five treasures show the fantastic range of Welsh culture and heritage being celebrated across the world.

 

Since 2010, th [...]

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Luncheon Club members share their ideas and stories with older people in North Wales: Llay Luncheon Club – Wrexham, North Wales

Luncheon Club members share their ideas and stories with older people in North Wales: Llay Luncheon Club – Wrexham, North Wales

We’re thrilled to reveal the five treasure organisations that will be receiving funding through our first ever Global Giving Circle. These five treasures show the fantastic range of Welsh culture and heritage being celebrated across the world.

 

Llay Luncheon [...]

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Bringing together a community of Welsh Americans: The Madog Centre for Welsh Studies – Ohio, USA

Bringing together a community of Welsh Americans: The Madog Centre for Welsh Studies – Ohio, USA

We’re thrilled to reveal the five treasure organisations that will be receiving funding through our first ever Global Giving Circle. These five treasures show the fantastic range of Welsh culture and heritage being celebrated across the world.

 

The Madog Cent [...]

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£10,000 Invested in five Welsh Social Enterprises

£10,000 Invested in five Welsh Social Enterprises

Philanthropy Week 2015 gets off to an adventurous start with £10,000 of philanthropic investments in five Welsh social enterprises

On Tuesday 3rd November, the Community Foundation in Wales, alongside event partners the Fairwood Trust and Capital Law, played host to [...]

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Spirit of Bro Aberffraw – a Fourteen community

Spirit of Bro Aberffraw – a Fourteen community

 £16,428 awarded to 19 community groups in Bro Aberffraw

Anglesey groups have benefitted from grants of over £16,000 from the Community Foundation in Wales, as part of the Spirit of Bro Aberffraw Fourteen programme. The Fourt [...]

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Halen Mon host High Sheriff of Gwynedd Giving Circle

Halen Mon host High Sheriff of Gwynedd Giving Circle

In celebration of his Shrievalty year, the High Sheriff of Gwynedd invited local charties to demonstrate the impact of their work in an interesting and fun evening at the soon-to-open Salt Cote at his very own Halen Mon. Halen Mo [...]

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Gwent High Sheriffs' Fund Participatory Grant-Making Event 2015

Gwent High Sheriffs' Fund Participatory Grant-Making Event 2015

Bedwellty House in Tredegar provided a fantastic backdrop for Saturday’s annual Gwent High Sheriffs’ Fund participatory grant-making event where representatives of Gwent based community [...]

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'Points of Light' award for Making Music Changing Lives

'Points of Light' award for Making Music Changing Lives

The Community Foundation in Wales is delighted to offer congratulations to Jan Gould, a Vicar based in Ely, Cardiff, who was presented with a READ MORE

Funding Life Skills in Wrexham by Empowering Youth

Funding Life Skills in Wrexham by Empowering Youth

The Empowering Youth Foundation is a registered charity specialising in increasing the transferable skills and independent creativity of young people through golf training sessions.  [...]

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Nurturing Heritage and Culture at The National Eisteddfod

Nurturing Heritage and Culture at The National Eisteddfod

The National Eisteddfod nurtures Wales’ cultural ancestry through literature, craft and stage competitions. The Eisteddfod Talaith a Chadair Powys celebrates Welsh heritage, language and culture in this particular part of rural Wales. In July last year, the organising committee was awarded [...]

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Cycle Training Wales are Protecting Your Environment

Cycle Training Wales are Protecting Your Environment

With recent accolades including the South Wales Social Enterprise of the Year, Cycle Training Wales is all about getting people on their bikes! With projects including ‘Doctor Bike’, cycle proficiency training in schools, and a mobile mountain bike trail, ther [...]

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Nourishing the Community at the Heart of the Rhondda Valleys

Nourishing the Community at the Heart of the Rhondda Valleys

More than just a meeting place for worship, ACTS Community Church is the beating heart of the Rhondda valley, providing vital services such as the Rhondda Foodbank. Formed in 2009, church-goers met in a local leisure centre before they struck on the idea of purchasing a dilapidated social club in [...]

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The Amber Project Saves Wonderland!

The Saving Wonderland Pantomime debuted at the YMCA Theatre in Cardiff courtesy of The Amber Project. The Amber Project is a Church Army Project who work tirelessly to nurture the talents, self-esteem and confidence of young people who self harm. In August 2012 they received £29,868 in fu [...]

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Velvet Coalmine – a festival of writing, rock ‘n’ roll and coal...

Velvet Coalmine – a festival of writing, rock ‘n’ roll and coal...

A Thursday evening on Blackwood High Street in Caerphilly, and the town centre was buzzing in anticipation of a rock ‘n’ roll weekend. Local people and visitors gathered together in the foyer of the Maxime Cinema for the opening evening of READ MORE

Learning 4 Life with Llamau

Learning 4 Life with Llamau

Llamau Ltd is a homeless charity that helps vulnerable young people and women in South East Wales. Llamau is well known for supporting those at risk – particularly care leavers, young offenders, those at risk of offending, victims of domestic abuse, and people who have chaotic and disadva [...]

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Wales & West Utilities help Liberty to keep their liberty

Wales & West Utilities help Liberty to keep their liberty

 Based in Caerau, one of the most deprived wards in Cardiff, Liberty was set up to support the elderly and disabled residents within the immediate vicinity of Tresedar Way, to give them a better quality of life.  Many residents were excluded and isolated due to mobility issues, with a l [...]

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Powys Eisteddfod supported by Ashley Family Foundation

Powys Eisteddfod supported by Ashley Family Foundation

 A grant of £5,000 helped Powys Eisteddfod, in the centenary year of the forming of its 'orsedd, to hold a very successful two day event in Llanfair Caereinion.  Competitors travelled from all over Wales to attend and near capacity crowds enjoyed the two day event at the local Lei [...]

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Blaenllechau Youth supported by the Dulverton Trust Fund

Blaenllechau Youth supported by the Dulverton Trust Fund

 

Blaenllechau Youth Project endeavours to provide leisure and training opportunities for children and young people between the ages of 5 and 25, to develop their social, cultural, intellectual and emotional wellbeing and development.  Since 1996, they have been developing [...]

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Tackling anti-social behaviour thanks to the Dulverton Trust

Tackling anti-social behaviour thanks to the Dulverton Trust

The Dulverton Trust distributes its grant making in Wales through the Community Foundation in Wales and supports community groups and local charities across Wales that meet the following objectives:

  • Youth Opportunities

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Keeping the ball rolling on Anglesey

Keeping the ball rolling on Anglesey

The Children and Young People’s Partnership of Anglesey County Council has been key to maintaining the momentum of the Fair Share Trust’s investments in play. The purpose of the Partnership is to promote the welfare and opportunities of children and young people on the island to enabl [...]

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Eight out of ten CATS go on to higher education

Eight out of ten CATS go on to higher education

Despite having one of the highest levels of unemployment in Wales there was a shortage of experienced community development workers in Blaenau Gwent, GAVO, the local County Voluntary Council, created the CATS project to address the skills gap between local people an [...]

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Unlocking the potential through Caia Park Partnership

Unlocking the potential through Caia Park Partnership

 

Fair Share Trust’s mission was to build stronger communities by unlocking the potential in areas that had not previously received their ‘fair share’ of lottery funding.  Partnering with the Community Foundation in Wales the Fair Share Trust recently com [...]

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